I love Carolyn Crane's Disillusionists series. I enjoy Simon within the series but did not have a strong interest in him singularly, although I was very intrigued by the idea of a short story revolving around him. However, Simon felt a little off to me from how he is in the series, perhaps because love is involved. Fawna, his love interest, ranks pretty low in interest for me so she did not help my enjoyment of the ebook. I prefer some Justine drama rather than Fawna drama it turns out. But as always I do enjoy Crane's writing and the world she has created, I just could not get as absorbed due to the main characters. I also feel Crane excels in full length novels due to her writing style, something I am looking forward to in her two new planned series!